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Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Smithers, 25 Oct 2013.

  1. Smithers

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    Hi All,

    I really need some input here and quite urgently at that. My return pump died and I have a new one on the way to me. I have 1000 liters as a total water volume on my tank. What is the recommened water flow through the sump for a tank this size?

    I had the waveline dc 5000 but I was offered a Reef octo 10 000 liter from my LFS this morning at a really good price. Would that be too much water flow.

    Please help !!!
     
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    Depends on what your return can handle and if you have a DSB or not.
     
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    No DSB, 2 32 mm downpipes into the sump.
     
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    volume on the sump? do you use np pellets? pump will work...
     
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    The sump is 120cm (L) X 55 (W) X 50 (D), I use run a reef octo BPR.
     
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    pump will work
     
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    Is there a minimum and maximum amount of flow one should have through a sump?
     
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    On a DSB yes...
     
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    recommended is around 10 times the total display volume.. so 10000lph for you is great
     
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